Incentives are in widespread use as a motivator in corporate wellness programs. A 2011 employer survey of U.S. companies ranging in size from 1,000 to 100,000 employees conducted by Fidelity Investments and the National Business Group on Health revealed that of those surveyed:
• 73% used incentives to engage employees in health improvement programs.
• 57% of companies agreed that incentive-based programs had a better-than-expected success rate at increasing employee participation.
In a bswift “2013 Wellness and Benefits Administration Benchmarking Study,” 78% of large employers and 69% of smaller employers increased their investments in rewards to motivate employees to participate in wellness programs from the previous year.
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At TotalCare Wellness, we share the belief that the addition of incentives – money or something else of value – can be a tipping point to motivate employees to take action. We’ve developed a whitepaper where we address the topic of employee wellness incentives in more detail: Designing a Wellness Incentive Strategy that Gets Results -click for a complimentary copy. See our Knowledge Center for other tools and resources.